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Busy Month!

24 Jan 2004

January has been a very busy month here in Kenya! Our new School year opened with many new students. We are praising the Lord for over 50 students who accepted Christ as their personal Savior during the first two weeks of school! God is good!!

I went out to the Maasai Region where we are building the new Youth Camp and Bible Institute. What a priceless tool this is going to be in reaching the next generation of Maasai for Christ! The believers out there are so excited. The Maasai culture is rapidly changing in these modern times. Many of the young people who were following traditions of their tribe just a few years ago, are now coming to Christ. Others are just coming into the modern world with all the trappings that involves. We are so thankful to have dedicated Pastors out in this remote region of Kenya who are concerned with reaching these young people for Christ and training them to follow Him.
Thirty new students just entered our Bible Institute, and we no longer have room to accommodate all of the students in our main B.I. facility. Therefore, the Maasai Camp complex is badly needed so that we can open a branch Institute to relieve the overcrowding. Many of our new Institute students come from our Maasai churches, so we can see God’s perfect timing in this project!

I also traveled out to another remote area where our newest missionary, John Longisa and his family are laboring. I visited with them in their home and was thrilled to see the joy of the Lord in their faces as they told about the work God is doing in their area. They have sacrificed such good jobs with good incomes in answering God’s to preach the Gospel in this remote area! They’ve already filled up the temporary church facility in Rumuruti trading centre! John also travels to several other Centers during the week, conducting prayer meetings and evangelism. He has been there less than a year and is already discipling a number of young men who are candidates for further studies in our Bible Institutes.

We desperately need financial help to continue with these two important new projects. Thank God for many praying friends of this ministry around the world!

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19 Nov 2003

The new work in the remote area of West Laikipia District continues to grow. 30 people have been saved in the new church in Rumuruti Town, with 9 people baptised recently. We deeply admire John Longisa and his family, our missionaries in that difficult area. They left the comforts and security of good-paying jobs in Nanyuki to follow the Lord’s call to the bush country. God’s hand is upon John and Lucy. In addition to the town church which they have planted, John preaches in many other settlement areas, and has established several other mission congregations. John is a natural leader, commanding peoples’ respect. He has a dedicated group of young men whom he is discipling. Lucy’s health has been adversely affected by the move to that harsh climate.

Construction of the Youth Camp/Bible Institute in Maasailand has progressed well. The first dormitory is finished and the dining/assembly hall is almost finished. Our funds are finished too!!! So, we will have the wait for the Lord’s provision before continuing.

What a blessing this camp has already been to the Maasai youth! We know that it is going to make a huge impact on that whole area, with far-reaching effects beyond.

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Maasai Youth Camp & Bible Institute

25 Jul 2003


Great things are happening in Maasailand. Pastor Daniel Kalasinga has been faithfully preaching the Gospel for 20 years, and we are now seeing the full fruit of this ministry. In fact that there are so many young Maasai men wanting to join our Bible Institute that we are now planning to open a branch in the town of Dol Dol (The focal point of commerce, education, and communication for one of extensive areas of Maasailand known as Mukogodo).

Maasai Warrior

Maasai society is experiencing a radical shift away from the traditional warrior culture, and moving into the modern world. As Maasai youth embrace western education, technology, and ideas, we see a window of opportunity to fill their open hearts and minds with Biblical truth. The Maasai value system and world view is undergoing a mammoth change. Our Maasai Pastors have seen that this is the critical time to reach an entire generation for Christ!

This year’s Maasai Youth Camp went very well, although the number of campers was a slight disappointment. Only 150 youth attended this year – about half of last year’s attendance. We reckon the reason for the decrease was (1) The increased fee per camper. The Fellowship of churches and some individuals subsidized the camp’s costs heavily. But, the camp leaders felt that the campers should pay a nominal $1.30 each. However, for many, this was apparently prohibitive. (2) The current drought has caused many of these semi-nomadic peoples to move away from the permanent settlements in search of grazing for their animals.



But, God knows the beginning from the end, and perhaps the lower attendance was best for this year’s camp. Pastor Kalasinga, the senior pastor and keeper of the vision for our Mukogodo Maasai area, said that the spiritual impact on those who attended this year was much deeper! Over 60 made serious serious decisions of repentance and resolutions to go on to a higher level of devotion to the Lord. Perhaps the Lord knew that He could work more intimately in the hearts of these fewer youth, bringing them to a deeper walk with Him – which will pay even bigger dividends in years to come. Nine precious souls were also saved!

We’ve been given a choice 3 acre plot right in the heart of Dol Dol. The story of how God provided this land is a great miracle in itself!


Pastor Kalasinga, has instilled a vision in the younger pastors which gives me goose bumps! Their goal is to conduct THREE MONTHS of camps every year, so that during the School breaks the Maasai youth will be constantly under Bible teaching! The potential for future leaders in Kenya is unimaginable!! Jeremiah 33:3!!

God has given our Baptist Churches a window of opportunity to change the direction of an entire generation of young Maasai men and women in Central Kenya! If you would like to part of this pivotal moment in history, we welcome your contributions to the “Maasai Youth Camp/Bible Institute Fund”. See our Contact Page for instructions. And, may God reward you richly!

Construction Underway:

Dorm Progress

Dorm Progress

Dorm Progress

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Tremendous Blessings!

29 Jun 2003

1. We have purchased the land adjoining the Timau Bible Baptist Church, which Muslims were trying to purchase for a Mosque and Islamic “education” center. This plot will now be used by the Timau church to expand their multifaceted ministry! We were very heartened by the rapid response to our appeal for funds to purchase this critical plot of land. May God bless all those who responded!

2. My swift recovery from surgery has been remarkable! Many people were praying, and God answered!!

3. The Maasai Youth Camp & Bible Institute construction has started! The walls of the first dormitory building are up! The Maasai believers are very excited to see their dream finally materializing.

PRAYER NEEDED! Funds are urgently needed for completing the first phase of the Maasai Youth Camp. A major camp meeting is scheduled for August. We desperately need to get the roof on the first dormitory building by then. I was compelled to give the contractor another $4,300 out of our personal savings just to keep the project moving forward.

May God reward all those who are willing to sacrifice time and energy in special prayer for this important need.

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